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*URGENT*Why won't Win 7 allow me to format the HDD ? New build.

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Everything is new in the tower including the HDD. Specs below. I put the Win 7 disc in and it booted up fine. But when it asked to where to install the OS my Spinpoint is there to choose which is what I want but the option to format it is grayed out and thats in advance mode too.

Now if I click next win 7 will start to install to my HDD. But I don't understand why it won't let me format HDD. Don't new drives need to be format when there new ? please advise. I'm not clicking next until someone tells me what I should do. thanks
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Windows 7 will align and format the drive itself before installing. At least thats what happened when I installed.
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post #3 of 11
should be fine. it will not let you format because there was no active partition on the drive. this is normal with a new drive.
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Delete the existing partition first.
    
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post #5 of 11
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The only thing I can click on is NEW which means a new partition which I don't want. I've long formated 1TB before and it takes a couple of hours at the very least not. If win 7 starts install amost right away that means it did a quick format. I was always under the impression that first time it has to be long format.
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post #6 of 11
no you have create a new partition, there no partition on your drive. only a quick format is needed and windows will do that automatically
post #7 of 11
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why make a partition, windows will make it automaticly when I click next. With XP if I remmeber correctly you can set it to format before install. Do you think if I made the partition before install it would allow me to do a format ? Then again if I remmeber correctly from the last time I did this, the format the that windows lets you do before install is only a quick format option anyway.

Anyway I clicked next and as I thought windows started installing.

It stills bothers me that I couldn't do a long format.
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post #8 of 11
Because you can't format "empty" space. If you want do a format you have to click new first, then run the partition, which is kind of redundant since your coming from an empty drive, and windows will format it anyway.
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post #9 of 11
On new HDD's before installing the OS you will only see the raw partition. In these cases simply selecting the raw partition and clicking next will result in the Windows installation process prompting you to set the size of a new partition. It should automatically allocate the maximum amount of space that can be used for the partition. At this point simply click next to continue the installation procedure. As mentioned above, there is no need to forma a raw partition.
post #10 of 11
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ok thats fair enough. If windows thinks that a quick format is all is needed, who am I to argue. thanks
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